A small town multiplex is turned upside down when a famous Hollywood director, Simona Wakefield, is rumored to be sneaking into a special screening of her new film. The workers of Cinema 14 divide up in two opposing factions: the first led by Rocky, an aspiring young filmmaker who wants to impress Wakefield and get a recommendation to film school. The other led by Wade, an anarchist, wheelchair bound ticket-taker who wants to 'smash the machinery of storytelling' and sabotage the sneak preview. Everyone in the theater is on the lookout for Ms. Wakefield; finding her, however, proves to be a harder task than anyone realizes. Written by
Before we can build a new cinema, first we must destroy the old one.
March 2006 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The film playing in the theater near the end of the film is 'The Longest Yard.' The film ran with the sound off, and the cast and crew were only allotted the length of the film to complete the long scene. The darker shots are that way because they were shot during the end credits. See more
When Summer and Wade ride into the storage room to scheme, the establishing shot had to be reversed, meaning all text is a mirror image and name tags are on opposite sides of the shirt. See more